Organizer says he raised more than $30K overnight for sixth day of White House protests

The former Clinton campaign staffer who helped organize five days of consecutive protests in front of the White House this week says he has raised more than $30,000 overnight to continue the protests.

Adam Parkhomenko, a policy adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states California Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden picks Harris as running mate MORE, said Saturday that more than 1,300 donations totaling $31,144 came in overnight to support the protests, which have hired local bands to perform in front of the White House for nearly a week.

"Quick update on White House protests because the GOP is losing it online over this. 1,373 of you chipped in $31,144 overnight to support local bands and artists and we aren’t going anywhere," he wrote.


The demonstrations, dubbed “Occupy Lafayette Park,” have occurred every night since President Trump’s controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Footage captured from the protests showed protesters standing along the White House fence holding signs that read "Treason" as local Washington, D.C., musicians performed.

Despite the protests, Trump is not actually at the White House this weekend. He left for his New Jersey golf club on Friday as his administration weathered a storm of criticism for statements Trump made during his joint press conference with the Russian leader.

In his remarks, Trump appeared to side with Russia over the U.S. intelligence community's assessment of Russia's election interference efforts in 2016. Trump later said he misspoke, but the remarks were sharply criticized by both Democrats and Republicans.

Several high-profile names, including actress and activist Alyssa Milano and Stormy Daniels's attorney, Michael Avenatti, as well as Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroLawmakers of color urge Democratic leadership to protect underserved communities in coronavirus talks This week: Congress set for bipartisan coronavirus talks as clock ticks Sherman joins race for House Foreign Affairs gavel MORE (D-Texas), joined the protests earlier this week.